Police Chief Completes Fundraising Cycle Tour

Derbyshire Constabulary's retiring Chief Constable Mick Creedon has completed his cycle tour of Derbyshire, having cycled more than 200 miles over 3 days and raising vital funds for Safe and Sound.

After 37 years in policing, Derbyshire Constabulary’s Chief of Police Mick Creedon has marked his retirement with a mammoth three day fundraising cycling tour of Derbyshire which came to an end on Tuesday.

Across the three days, Mick has visited many Derbyshire stations to say farewell to those he has worked with over the years and was joined in his cycle tour by riders of all ages including police officers, old colleagues, those from regional units and some of his friends.

On finishing the cycle tour on Tuesday Mick said “It was fantastic. It’s great that I could do this for Safe and Sound, the work you do is so important.”

Mick completed 74 miles on his first day, 75 on the second and 68 on the last day. He told us that the first leg was the hardest because it was raining all day but it was flat as he was cycling through the South of the county (Derby, Swadlincote, Ashbourne). He said the second day was difficult in a different way, as he tackled the steep hills between Matlock to Snake Pass and the High Peak area – “It was a really warm day and so beautiful up there – a few of us got a little sunburnt though and there were one or two punctures.”

Mick completed his tour on the third day around the North East of the county and finishing at Derbyshire Constabulary HQ in Ripley. He wanted to say a big thanks to his fellow cyclists who planned the routes; “I’ve got to see some areas of the county I’ve never seen before.”

We’re really grateful to Mick for taking up this challenge and raising funds for Safe and Sound – to date the total is just over £3000 but there is still chance to donate.

Mick said now he was officially retired, he may find it a bit difficult at first to adjust to a slower pace but that he was looking forward to taking it easy for a while, though he would still find time to do more cycling.

Please show your support for Mick and his team’s cycling challenge and help him raise more funds to support the vital work Safe and Sound does with children and young people at risk of sexual violence, exploitation and abuse across Derbyshire.





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